Perfect Double Chocolate Peanut Candy Cookies

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Quite possibly the world's most perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. These are amazing.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 ¼ cups candy-coated peanut butter pieces (such as Reese's Pieces®), divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening together with an electric mixer until well combined. Beat in the white and brown sugar until the mixture is creamy, then beat the vanilla extract and eggs, followed by the cocoa powder. Beat until the mixture is even in color. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir the flour mixture into the cocoa mixture until the dough is thoroughly mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of peanut butter candies. Reserve the rest of the candy pieces.

  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate the cookie dough until chilled, at least 45 minutes. Drop dough by tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheets. Gently press a few more candy pieces into the top of each cookie.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 9 minutes; cool on baking sheets for 1 to 2 minutes before finishing cooling on racks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

121 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 57mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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